Avalanche Offseason

Created by: Trevor31lv
Initial Creation Date: Aug 21, 2020
Published: Aug 21, 2020 at 5:56
Team: 2020-21 Colorado Avalanche
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
Edmonton Oilers
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
Here's my take on the Avalanche for this upcoming offseason. This is the route I'd choose to go and I think it's is fairly realistic. I think Colorado already has such a stacked roster, so signing Taylor Hall isn't something they need to do and it could cause long term cap issues when it comes to resigning players like Landeskog and Makar in a few years. For this reason, I opted to pass on him and instead focus on resigning the team's own FAs.

Basically all players of importance for this upcoming season were brought back with the exception of Namestnikov and Zadorov. Zadorov is looking like the odd man out in the D room to create space for Byram and may want a bit more that the Avs are willing to pay. Namestnikov could also return considering the 5.5 mil in cap space I have left remaining, but is a bit up in the air. I don't think resigning him or letting him walk for the flexibility would be a wrong decision, just whatever they'd decide to do.

I'm fairly new to this, so I tried to make contracts to the retained RFAs realistic, but it's possible I'm off by a bit. If so, no big deal with the extra cap space.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Burakovsky, André2$5,500,000
Kamenev, Vladislav2$875,000
Graves, Ryan4$3,250,000
Jost, Tyson2$1,650,000
Nichushkin, Valeri1$1,750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Nieto, Matt3$2,000,000
Trades
COL
  1. 2021 5th round pick (WPG)
  2. 2021 2nd round pick (WPG)
Winnipeg is gonna need help on the blue line. A contract for Zadorov would likely be in the range to cost a 2nd in RFA compensation. Adding a 5th in the following draft here allowed Winnipeg to get his rights to guarantee their ability to sign him.
WPG
  1. Zadorov, Nikita [RFA Rights]
Additional Details:
Colorado gets an extra 5th in addition to the 2nd they'd already get from RFA compensation for a guy they're likely gonna let walk.
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Ian Cole: $800,000 (19%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
COL
TOR
COL
COL
FLA
COL
2021
COL
COL
WPG
COL
COL
WPG
COL
COL
2022
COL
COL
COL
COL
COL
COL
COL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$75,979,762$0$5,000,000$5,520,238
Left WingCenterRight Wing
COL
Landeskog, Gabriel
$5,571,429
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 1
COL
MacKinnon, Nathan
$6,300,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 3
COL
Rantanen, Mikko
$9,250,000
RW
UFA - 5
COL
Burakovsky, André
$5,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
COL
Kadri, Nazem
$4,500,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
COL
Donskoi, Joonas
$3,900,000
RW
UFA - 3
COL
Nichushkin, Valeri
$1,750,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
COL
Compher, J.T.
$3,500,000
RW, C
UFA - 3
COL
Jost, Tyson
$1,650,000
C, LW, RW
RFA - 1
COL
Calvert, Matt
$2,850,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
COL
Bellemare, Pierre-Édouard
$1,800,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
COL
Nieto, Matt
$2,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
COL
Kamenev, Vladislav
$875,000
C
RFA
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
COL
Graves, Ryan
$3,250,000
LD
UFA - 3
COL
Makar, Cale
$880,833
RD
RFA - 1
COL
Grubauer, Philipp
$3,333,333
G
UFA - 1
COL
Girard, Samuel
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 7
COL
Cole, Ian
$3,450,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
COL
Francouz, Pavel
$2,000,000
G
UFA - 2
COL
Byram, Bowen
$894,167
LD
RFA - 3
COL
Johnson, Erik
$6,000,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 3
COL
Timmins, Conor
$925,000
RD
RFA - 1

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Aug 21, 2020 at 6:07
#1
Joined: Aug 2020
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don't see wpg doing that
Aug 21, 2020 at 6:11
#2
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Quoting: wpgboy
don't see wpg doing that


Yeah, maybe not the Jets specifically. They're just the team I ended up picking. General idea was just to move Zadorov for a 2nd (which would be the likely RFA compensation) plus a later pick. Probably should've included that it being Winnipeg to do it wasn't super important.
Aug 21, 2020 at 6:18
#3
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Idk what that other guy is saying, but I’d trade for zadorov. He’s a LHD right? If so can he play 2LD? He’d be the exact kind of dman we need.
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Aug 21, 2020 at 6:21
#4
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Likes: 3,151
seems pretty good. Id make a few small changes though:

-If were only giving Burakovsky 2 years then I think the AAV would be lower, but on a long term deal Id be ok with 5-5.5M

-Id be ok with that return for Zadorov, but ideally he would be traded out of the central division - I wouldnt want to face him too often with how physical he is, especially in the playoffs

-Id rather bring back Namestnikov than Nieto, especially since theres still some cap space left (its pretty likely that we wont have to spend all 5M on performance bonuses)

-Kamenev is likely going to the KHL, but if he doesnt then id be fine with him as a 13-14th forward again for that price
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Aug 21, 2020 at 6:28
#5
PLD is goated
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Likes: 1,707
I really don’t see how the jets would have a problem with this. This should be an easy yes.
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